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Members of the public are being asked to give their opinions on plans for a new one-way traffic system in Dorchester.


The aim of the plan is to improve air quality, enhance the environment of the town centre and protect its historic buildings.

The first phase of the...

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By Dan Lighten


If William March had been at his usual post one fateful day during the during the Second World War, he would probably not have been around to celebrate is 103rd birthday.

William – known more affectionately as Billy – reached the amazing milestone on August...

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Residents are demanding action to solve Dorchester’s growing traffic and parking problems in the streets around the hospital and two of the town’s schools.

Families are concerned over heavy traffic and congested parking in the areas around the county hospital, Thomas Hardye and Dorchester Middle schools, the rugby club, and the sports centre.

Among the solutions being...

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Dorchester is joining a national movement to improve the experiences of local people living with dementia and their carers.

In response to the prime minister’s Dementia Challenge, a Local Dementia Action Alliance is being created in Dorchester, and on 13 September there will be an open meeting at the Town Hall.

The local community is being encouraged...

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Townsfolk looking forward to the opening of a new wine bar are furious over council red tape that forced it to close its doors after its opening night.

Durnovaria, located in the old post office building on South Street, Dorchester, was unable to open the day after its launch night due to an alleged minor infringement...

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Dorchester has been left reeling by the shock announcement that the town’s prison is to close at the end of the year, putting around 100 jobs at risk.

The Victorian prison has developed a positive reputation in recent years – with an ongoing mentoring scheme involving local people helping to rehabilitate offenders.

However, the government says closing...

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